President Donald Trump is pressing the idea of arming trained school teachers as a protective measure against school shootings, saying it “should be up to states.”
“Armed Educators (and trusted people who work within a school) love our students and will protect them,” Trump tweeted Saturday. “Very smart people. Must be firearms adept & have annual training. Should get yearly bonus. Shootings will not happen again – a big & very inexpensive deterrent. Up to States.”
Trump argues that highly trained, gun adept teachers and coaches could solve the problem of an active shooter and would dissuade potential threats.
“These people are cowards. They’re not going to walk into a school if 20% of the teachers have guns — it may be 10% or may be 40%. And what I’d recommend doing is the people that do carry, we give them a bonus. We give them a little bit of a bonus,” Trump said. “They’ll frankly feel more comfortable having the gun anyway. But you give them a little bit of a bonus.”
President Trump makes a very good point. Most shooters spend weeks or months planning their attack, so arming trained educators could very well act as a deterrent to anyone wanting to commit an attack on school that employs a trained staff member.
Think about it: what’s an easier target, a school with an armed teacher or a school without an armed teacher? The answer is pretty easy isn’t it?
Not only would armed staff members prevent shooting sprees from happening, they would also protect students and teachers in the event of an attack. I know I would love to have an armed staff member on location if I was under attack by a deranged and hostile student!
Trump has also highlighted the mental health problem as a critical component to gun violence.
“I said this yesterday when we had a mental institution where you take a sicko like this guy — he was a sick guy, so many signs — and you bring him to a mental health institution, those institutions are largely closed because communities didn’t want him,” Trump said.
The liberal media likes to pretend that Trumps ideas are moronic and illogical, but the American President has put forward a very interesting idea that makes sense to a lot of people and could end up saving many lives.
Will arming select school teachers with guns prevent every single school shooting from taking place? No. But will it stop some? Absolutely!!!
Trump is not suggesting that arming teachers is the only solution to the problem, but doing so will certainly deter many would-be attackers from targeting schools and can only serve as a form of protection. And protecting America is what Donald Trump is all about!
– Ronny Cameron